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Lol
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You should buy my piece of shit treadmill too
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This one is on sale too and probably a little better OP.

[link to www.walmart.com (secure)]
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This one is on sale too and probably a little better OP.

[link to www.walmart.com (secure)]
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This model has adjustable wheels for only about 30 dollar more and bigger engine/deck.

Trust me. Get one of these and leave that pile of shit on the street corner.
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You could even go all electric and never have to worry about shit starting again.
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You could even go all electric and never have to worry about shit starting again.
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Whats marketplace?

I did the same and walmsrt gave me a refund after i returned it.
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Problem= Ethanol
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lmao

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hesright

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Problem= Ethanol
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Mostly.
But really, just leaving good gas in an engine over the winter through several freeze/thaw cycles is good enough to gum up the carb real good. But the ethanol certainly isn't helping

Mind when SHTF ethanol will be the easiest, cheapest fuel source, so learning to convert shit to use it.. may be on your radar.

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lmao

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Son of a bitch!

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He ran it not even one pass. It started on first pull. Looks brand new. New oil. There was no "as is" in the listing
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If you want to avoid this, buy honda engines.

I have a small 5 ac homestead and this means a shit ton of small engines. Wish it weren't the case but often the PTO stuff isn't economical for my size operation. The Honda engines ( or Stihl) don't give me trouble . Techumseh etc - all f'ig cause me heartbreak each time I take em out of storage unless I just completely empty them before ..

Learning to do your own small engine maintenance - by which I mostly mean - cleaning carbs - will keep your crap running years longer that it otherwise would. You don't even need to "rebuild" the carb. Usually just pulling it off, spraying carb cleaner everywhere and cleaning out the needle and seat will fix most crap. Also make sure your float is not leaking..
Remember its one of three things - spark, air or fuel. And running for a while and dying is almost always fuel.. there could also be some crap in the gas tank being pulled against the intake filter.
 Quoting: Weisshaupt

THIS
I learned to buy Honda small engines, but they run so long without problems, I never learned where to look first when a small issue does arise. LOL
This season, my 20 year old simple Honda engine push mower still starts with one pull, but started exhibiting an irregular run rhythm with lull spot in it? It's there at all throttle speeds and doesn't go away with the engine cold, warm or hot. Still mows fine and doesn't conk out ever.

Oil and spark plug were changed middle of last year and they look good. I cleaned the air filter and added a smidge of 30 SAE oil (80/1) to the gas, thinking that i might have mistakenly filled the tank with the 100% premium gasoline that is my long storage backup gas for my car and emergency generator. That maybe evened the run cycle a tad, but was not a fix.

Have been lax about always running the engine dry of gas over winter, but the Honda has always run like a champ even when I don't.

I assume it's the carb, because I have never serviced it in 20 years, though former housemate probably cleaned it about 8-9 years ago.

Any tips to get me straight to the issue behind this irregular run rhythm will be much appreciated!

scratching

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Fix it.
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^This. How hard can it be? It's a lawnmower.
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You could even go all electric and never have to worry about shit starting again.
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Bullshit.

Bought one in the spring and it's a colossal pos. Too late to return it or I sure would.

Can't even finish a postage stamp yard with it. It runs at half power to conserve the battery, then is supposed to speed up when it starts bogging down, it's always five seconds late. If you don't stop moving when it revs up, it stalls. Stall seven times and the battery needs a four hour charge.

$500 Kobalt= colossal pos ripoff joke.
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You could even go all electric and never have to worry about shit starting again.
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Bullshit.

Bought one in the spring and it's a colossal pos. Too late to return it or I sure would.

Can't even finish a postage stamp yard with it. It runs at half power to conserve the battery, then is supposed to speed up when it starts bogging down, it's always five seconds late. If you don't stop moving when it revs up, it stalls. Stall seven times and the battery needs a four hour charge.

$500 Kobalt= colossal pos ripoff joke.
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Well, I personally wouldn't buy one. Just saying it's an option.
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Fix it.
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^This. How hard can it be? It's a lawnmower.
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LMAO.

You ever tried to fix one that has an unknown problem? Could be as simple as the gas or it could be a blown stator.
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Fix it.
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^This. How hard can it be? It's a lawnmower.
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LMAO.

You ever tried to fix one that has an unknown problem? Could be as simple as the gas or it could be a blown stator.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 82301977


As a matter of fact...yes. The key is to be patient, watch some YT videos if you have to and have some tools.
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Fix it.
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^This. How hard can it be? It's a lawnmower.
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It's easy for Chip to chime in and say "Fix it" like he knows what the fuck he is doing.
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He ran it not even one pass. It started on first pull. Looks brand new. New oil. There was no "as is" in the listing
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If you want to avoid this, buy honda engines.

I have a small 5 ac homestead and this means a shit ton of small engines. Wish it weren't the case but often the PTO stuff isn't economical for my size operation. The Honda engines ( or Stihl) don't give me trouble . Techumseh etc - all f'ig cause me heartbreak each time I take em out of storage unless I just completely empty them before ..

Learning to do your own small engine maintenance - by which I mostly mean - cleaning carbs - will keep your crap running years longer that it otherwise would. You don't even need to "rebuild" the carb. Usually just pulling it off, spraying carb cleaner everywhere and cleaning out the needle and seat will fix most crap. Also make sure your float is not leaking..
Remember its one of three things - spark, air or fuel. And running for a while and dying is almost always fuel.. there could also be some crap in the gas tank being pulled against the intake filter.
 Quoting: Weisshaupt

THIS
I learned to buy Honda small engines, but they run so long without problems, I never learned where to look first when a small issue does arise. LOL
This season, my 20 year old simple Honda engine push mower still starts with one pull, but started exhibiting an irregular run rhythm with lull spot in it? It's there at all throttle speeds and doesn't go away with the engine cold, warm or hot. Still mows fine and doesn't conk out ever.

Oil and spark plug were changed middle of last year and they look good. I cleaned the air filter and added a smidge of 30 SAE oil (80/1) to the gas, thinking that i might have mistakenly filled the tank with the 100% premium gasoline that is my long storage backup gas for my car and emergency generator. That maybe evened the run cycle a tad, but was not a fix.

Have been lax about always running the engine dry of gas over winter, but the Honda has always run like a champ even when I don't.

I assume it's the carb, because I have never serviced it in 20 years, though former housemate probably cleaned it about 8-9 years ago.

Any tips to get me straight to the issue behind this irregular run rhythm will be much appreciated!

scratching
 Quoting: TerraFirma's Esoterrorist



The carbs on Honda are just as problematic with ethanol.

The air bleeds would clog on mine and cause fuel to drain through the carb just sitting there and not running.

Had to take the carb apart and blast every orifice. Air bleeds are the places that look like a BB stuck in a hole. Don't try to remove them, just blast the hell out of them.
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Fix it.
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^This. How hard can it be? It's a lawnmower.
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LMAO.

You ever tried to fix one that has an unknown problem? Could be as simple as the gas or it could be a blown stator.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 82301977


As a matter of fact...yes. The key is to be patient, watch some YT videos if you have to and have some tools.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 83283176


I've been working on small engines since your momma popped your mouth off her titty.

More than half the time it ain't worth it with some POS pushmower.
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You could even go all electric and never have to worry about shit starting again.
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Bullshit.

Bought one in the spring and it's a colossal pos. Too late to return it or I sure would.

Can't even finish a postage stamp yard with it. It runs at half power to conserve the battery, then is supposed to speed up when it starts bogging down, it's always five seconds late. If you don't stop moving when it revs up, it stalls. Stall seven times and the battery needs a four hour charge.

$500 Kobalt= colossal pos ripoff joke.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 83969866


Well, I personally wouldn't buy one. Just saying it's an option.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 82301977


You could even go all electric and never have to worry about shit starting again.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 82301977


Bullshit.

Bought one in the spring and it's a colossal pos. Too late to return it or I sure would.

Can't even finish a postage stamp yard with it. It runs at half power to conserve the battery, then is supposed to speed up when it starts bogging down, it's always five seconds late. If you don't stop moving when it revs up, it stalls. Stall seven times and the battery needs a four hour charge.

$500 Kobalt= colossal pos ripoff joke.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 83969866


Well, I personally wouldn't buy one. Just saying it's an option.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 82301977


Not mowing at all is a better option than buying a colossal pos.
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^This. How hard can it be? It's a lawnmower.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 83283176


LMAO.

You ever tried to fix one that has an unknown problem? Could be as simple as the gas or it could be a blown stator.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 82301977


As a matter of fact...yes. The key is to be patient, watch some YT videos if you have to and have some tools.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 83283176


I've been working on small engines since your momma popped your mouth off her titty.

More than half the time it ain't worth it with some POS pushmower.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 82301977

That was before Bidenflation.
Now a cheap Lowes pitchfork costs f**king $60...before tax.
I don't weld, so I just fixed my same model that cost $24 with some mending plates and it works good enough for mulch.
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I have a hunch that the brand is GLP.
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He ran it not even one pass. It started on first pull. Looks brand new. New oil. There was no "as is" in the listing
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If you want to avoid this, buy honda engines.

I have a small 5 ac homestead and this means a shit ton of small engines. Wish it weren't the case but often the PTO stuff isn't economical for my size operation. The Honda engines ( or Stihl) don't give me trouble . Techumseh etc - all f'ig cause me heartbreak each time I take em out of storage unless I just completely empty them before ..

Learning to do your own small engine maintenance - by which I mostly mean - cleaning carbs - will keep your crap running years longer that it otherwise would. You don't even need to "rebuild" the carb. Usually just pulling it off, spraying carb cleaner everywhere and cleaning out the needle and seat will fix most crap. Also make sure your float is not leaking..
Remember its one of three things - spark, air or fuel. And running for a while and dying is almost always fuel.. there could also be some crap in the gas tank being pulled against the intake filter.
 Quoting: Weisshaupt

THIS
I learned to buy Honda small engines, but they run so long without problems, I never learned where to look first when a small issue does arise. LOL
This season, my 20 year old simple Honda engine push mower still starts with one pull, but started exhibiting an irregular run rhythm with lull spot in it? It's there at all throttle speeds and doesn't go away with the engine cold, warm or hot. Still mows fine and doesn't conk out ever.

Oil and spark plug were changed middle of last year and they look good. I cleaned the air filter and added a smidge of 30 SAE oil (80/1) to the gas, thinking that i might have mistakenly filled the tank with the 100% premium gasoline that is my long storage backup gas for my car and emergency generator. That maybe evened the run cycle a tad, but was not a fix.

Have been lax about always running the engine dry of gas over winter, but the Honda has always run like a champ even when I don't.

I assume it's the carb, because I have never serviced it in 20 years, though former housemate probably cleaned it about 8-9 years ago.

Any tips to get me straight to the issue behind this irregular run rhythm will be much appreciated!

scratching
 Quoting: TerraFirma's Esoterrorist



The carbs on Honda are just as problematic with ethanol.

The air bleeds would clog on mine and cause fuel to drain through the carb just sitting there and not running.

Had to take the carb apart and blast every orifice. Air bleeds are the places that look like a BB stuck in a hole. Don't try to remove them, just blast the hell out of them.
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Thanks.
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Does not run right. Starts and stops. Had it for 4 hours. I told him I want my money back. He refused. What are my options?
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Remove the bowl on the bottom of the carb, clean the jet screw. It's plugged. Every time I use e10 it clogs a few weeks later.
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Does not run right. Starts and stops. Had it for 4 hours. I told him I want my money back. He refused. What are my options?
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Remove the bowl on the bottom of the carb, clean the jet screw. It's plugged. Every time I use e10 it clogs a few weeks later.
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You assume it has a carb bowl. Probably not.
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lmao

That was me!
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Son of a bitch!

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Can you help this guy out? hf
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If you want to avoid this, buy honda engines.

I have a small 5 ac homestead and this means a shit ton of small engines. Wish it weren't the case but often the PTO stuff isn't economical for my size operation. The Honda engines ( or Stihl) don't give me trouble . Techumseh etc - all f'ig cause me heartbreak each time I take em out of storage unless I just completely empty them before ..

Learning to do your own small engine maintenance - by which I mostly mean - cleaning carbs - will keep your crap running years longer that it otherwise would. You don't even need to "rebuild" the carb. Usually just pulling it off, spraying carb cleaner everywhere and cleaning out the needle and seat will fix most crap. Also make sure your float is not leaking..
Remember its one of three things - spark, air or fuel. And running for a while and dying is almost always fuel.. there could also be some crap in the gas tank being pulled against the intake filter.
 Quoting: Weisshaupt

THIS
I learned to buy Honda small engines, but they run so long without problems, I never learned where to look first when a small issue does arise. LOL
This season, my 20 year old simple Honda engine push mower still starts with one pull, but started exhibiting an irregular run rhythm with lull spot in it? It's there at all throttle speeds and doesn't go away with the engine cold, warm or hot. Still mows fine and doesn't conk out ever.

Oil and spark plug were changed middle of last year and they look good. I cleaned the air filter and added a smidge of 30 SAE oil (80/1) to the gas, thinking that i might have mistakenly filled the tank with the 100% premium gasoline that is my long storage backup gas for my car and emergency generator. That maybe evened the run cycle a tad, but was not a fix.

Have been lax about always running the engine dry of gas over winter, but the Honda has always run like a champ even when I don't.

I assume it's the carb, because I have never serviced it in 20 years, though former housemate probably cleaned it about 8-9 years ago.

Any tips to get me straight to the issue behind this irregular run rhythm will be much appreciated!

scratching
 Quoting: TerraFirma's Esoterrorist



The carbs on Honda are just as problematic with ethanol.

The air bleeds would clog on mine and cause fuel to drain through the carb just sitting there and not running.

Had to take the carb apart and blast every orifice. Air bleeds are the places that look like a BB stuck in a hole. Don't try to remove them, just blast the hell out of them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 83969866

Thanks.
 Quoting: TerraFirma's Esoterrorist



The carb is probably a pita because they stack metal plates in front and behind on the mounting bolts. You just have to deal with it.
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Dudee Buy a trimmer! I can't relay on lawn mower, terrain not Even over here and learning how to use it will make your work faster and easy!

Cheers dude!afro
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lmao

That was me!
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Son of a bitch!

:cage:
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Can you help this guy out? hf
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Yeah, it's got a half sheared flywheel key from running over junk that stops the engine. That throws the ignition timing off and the hotter it gets the less power it has.

I can hear it wheezing.





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